03-16-2016 05:49 AM
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  1. kpxstar9's Avatar
    Can you let me know what you think of the tab s2? I am about to ditch my ipad as well and get it. Currently using an iphone 6s+ which I will be ditching as well for the s7e! Excited to say the least. Apple has been bothering me lately with this whole FBI security case.
    I like the size of the device. Extremely light weight and the screen is amazing.
    03-01-2016 11:33 PM
  2. hylex's Avatar
    Music downloaded from 'Apple music' is not DRM free. You cannot transfer that. Albums you bought earlier? Yes certainly.. just download them via your PC and upload them to google. I have done and in fact i use it as a means of keeping a redundant backup of all my music.
    03-02-2016 03:51 AM
  3. popkurn611's Avatar
    I like the size of the device. Extremely light weight and the screen is amazing.
    Did you get the 9.7" or the 8"?
    03-02-2016 10:06 AM
  4. bhatech's Avatar
    My biggest worry is Podcasts, if someone can suggest an equivalent on Android then I'm gold.
    Buy pocketcasts best podcast app on iPhone and Android, sync seamlessly across platforms and even has a web version, puts the Apple podcast app to shame.
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    03-02-2016 10:14 AM
  5. TenshiNo's Avatar
    PocketCast is awesome.

    Also, anyone who uses it should also be reading the "What's New" anytime there's a new version. They usually explain how the bug fix involved fending off ninja bunny rabbits with laser vision or some such.
    mpshah likes this.
    03-02-2016 01:26 PM
  6. kpxstar9's Avatar
    Did you get the 9.7" or the 8"?
    8 inch. Amazon currently has the 32gb 8 inch on sale for 299 instead of 399
    03-02-2016 03:01 PM
  7. Jelly Belly's Avatar
    My first contact with Android was through the Galaxy Camera.

    I liked it so much, within a few weeks I swapped my iPad for a Note 10.1 and my iPhone 4S for a Note 3.

    I still use and iMac and a MacBook Pro so I am still semi Apple.

    Everyone at work uses an iPhone. I find Skype and What's app perfect replacements for Facetime and iMessage. A lot of iPhone users have these apps anyway so it shouldn't isolate you by moving to Samsung.

    It is so easy these days to be a sheep and buy iPhone. In it's early days is was something special but now, not so much.

    I think the S7 Edge looks fantastic where as the 6S Plus is very plane indeed.
    03-02-2016 04:54 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Buy pocketcasts best podcast app
    PocketCast is awesome.
    I agree with the above! .
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    03-02-2016 04:56 PM
  9. Reverend Gillis's Avatar
    I bought my first iPhone in September (after using Android for five years, including the OG Galaxy, Galaxy Nexus and the Moto X), and have been using it for five months now. I actually really like it, but for some reason the Galaxy is pulling me towards its orbit. I'm nervous that I'm used to Apple's optimization of their software; everything moves so swiftly and everything feels clean. I'm heavily involved in Google though, and I don't like how the iPhone forces you into Apple products. Also, all my family/friends use iPhones, and iMessage is great for all that. So, I'm a little torn...but I have interest from people who are willing to give me enough money for my iPhone to cover the cost of the Galaxy. We shall see
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    03-03-2016 11:31 AM
  10. JHStewart1023's Avatar
    I had to make the switch- being a tech junkie I saw the reviews and the previews and was super excited. The edge feature is similar to the note edge- a phone I love and still use, and expanded memory. My current daily driver is the iPhone 6s Plus- and don't get me wrong I love iOS but this phone screams use me. The expandable memory had me and where's the dotted line- water resistance is just an added bonus. This phone honestly looks and feels amazing- and when I had the demo in my hand it felt amazing.
    03-04-2016 06:37 PM
  11. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Can you let me know what you think of the tab s2? I am about to ditch my ipad as well and get it. Currently using an iphone 6s+ which I will be ditching as well for the s7e! Excited to say the least. Apple has been bothering me lately with this whole FBI security case.
    I also have the Tab S2. It's a great tablet, but I do not think it's as good as the Mini 4.

    Main reason are the apps. iPad apps are generally designed better as far as using the larger screen more effectively. The Tab S2 is essentially a large phone. It looks like it when using it, and behaves like it with apps.

    That being said, if you're going to get a Galaxy phone you should be able to sync the phone and Tab S2 so that you can get your notifications on the tablet if your phone is not near you. I have not tried this though so I can't say how well it works. I believe it's called Side Sync.

    Nothing I said about the iPad being better takes away from the Tab S2 being super thin, comfortable to hold, and having a great display. The only thing I wish it did better was battery life. It just doesn't idle as long as iPads do, which is a shame.
    03-04-2016 07:10 PM
  12. popkurn611's Avatar
    I also have the Tab S2. It's a great tablet, but I do not think it's as good as the Mini 4.

    Main reason are the apps. iPad apps are generally designed better as far as using the larger screen more effectively. The Tab S2 is essentially a large phone. It looks like it when using it, and behaves like it with apps.

    That being said, if you're going to get a Galaxy phone you should be able to sync the phone and Tab S2 so that you can get your notifications on the tablet if your phone is not near you. I have not tried this though so I can't say how well it works. I believe it's called Side Sync.

    Nothing I said about the iPad being better takes away from the Tab S2 being super thin, comfortable to hold, and having a great display. The only thing I wish it did better was battery life. It just doesn't idle as long as iPads do, which is a shame.
    Thanks for your review, I think I am going to keep my iPad Air 2 just to have both iOS and android platforms once I get my s7 edge. I am hearing that although the s7 edge battery is great, it still can't beat the iPhone 6s Plus standby time, which is what I have now. I am big on battery life and the iPhone is a seamless phone, but I am bored with it and love the display on the Samsung devices.
    03-04-2016 07:46 PM
  13. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Thanks for your review, I think I am going to keep my iPad Air 2 just to have both iOS and android platforms once I get my s7 edge. I am hearing that although the s7 edge battery is great, it still can't beat the iPhone 6s Plus standby time, which is what I have now. I am big on battery life and the iPhone is a seamless phone, but I am bored with it and love the display on the Samsung devices.
    Good choice keeping the Air 2.

    I think it's still to early to judge battery life on the S7e.

    I also think idle life is more important on a tablet than a phone. I don't want to charge a tablet that I use intermittently every few days. I should be able to set it down and not worry about it.
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    03-04-2016 07:54 PM
  14. zipro's Avatar
    Thanks for your review, I think I am going to keep my iPad Air 2 just to have both iOS and android platforms once I get my s7 edge. I am hearing that although the s7 edge battery is great, it still can't beat the iPhone 6s Plus standby time, which is what I have now. I am big on battery life and the iPhone is a seamless phone, but I am bored with it and love the display on the Samsung devices.
    Btw.: I don't know if they'll fix this in time for the final version, but even with 9.3 Beta 4, battery life seems way worse on my 6S Plus than on 9.2. Don't know why, but mine barely lasts a day anymore.
    03-05-2016 08:24 AM
  15. TechGod2014's Avatar
    If you didn't like the S6 enough to convert then the S7 Edge wouldn't do it for you either.
    03-05-2016 08:33 AM
  16. azie's Avatar
    Stick with the iphone.
    03-05-2016 08:57 AM
  17. JHStewart1023's Avatar
    I didn't like the Galaxy s6 edge because the edge functionality wasn't there and battery life wasn't so awesome- plus it over heated... A lot. This phone brought back the sd slot AND is water resistant things I loved about my Galaxy s5
    03-05-2016 09:21 AM
  18. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Depends on what your preference is. I have both the 6S Plus and S6 Edge. I love the fact I can customize my Android phone, oh and the camera is fantastic. I have lots of freedom on the Android platform and that's what I love about it. I do wish software optimization was a priority for Android devices though. The silky smooth interface of iOS is to die for and I love how I don't ever have to deal with stutter like I do on Android.

    Apple has also done an amazing job when it comes to touch sensitivity. It's just right. Samsung phones seem overly sensitive to me when I switch from my work phone (6S Plus) to my personal phone.
    03-05-2016 04:26 PM
  19. zipro's Avatar
    Depends on what your preference is. I have both the 6S Plus and S6 Edge. I love the fact I can customize my Android phone, oh and the camera is fantastic. I have lots of freedom on the Android platform and that's what I love about it. I do wish software optimization was a priority for Android devices though. The silky smooth interface of iOS is to die for and I love how I don't ever have to deal with stutter like I do on Android.

    Apple has also done an amazing job when it comes to touch sensitivity. It's just right. Samsung phones seem overly sensitive to me when I switch from my work phone (6S Plus) to my personal phone.
    Well, the 6S Plus runs exceptionally smooth, even by Apple standards. But I sometimes wish it'd be MORE touch sensitive. I have to constantly re-enter my PIN code after reboots etc. because it won't recognize touch the first time.

    I've had a huge amount of issues with the 6S Plus, to be honest. Had mine replaced twice and the last one repaired etc. QC isn't what it used to be
    03-05-2016 08:51 PM
  20. bhatech's Avatar
    Well, the 6S Plus runs exceptionally smooth, even by Apple standards. But I sometimes wish it'd be MORE touch sensitive. I have to constantly re-enter my PIN code after reboots etc. because it won't recognize touch the first time.

    I've had a huge amount of issues with the 6S Plus, to be honest. Had mine replaced twice and the last one repaired etc. QC isn't what it used to be
    Re entering your pin code after reboot is on purpose and it's a security feature. You can Google for explanation.
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    03-05-2016 09:12 PM
  21. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Well, the 6S Plus runs exceptionally smooth, even by Apple standards. But I sometimes wish it'd be MORE touch sensitive. I have to constantly re-enter my PIN code after reboots etc. because it won't recognize touch the first time.

    I've had a huge amount of issues with the 6S Plus, to be honest. Had mine replaced twice and the last one repaired etc. QC isn't what it used to be
    QC could be a major problem when factory workers are hurling themselves off buildings. I now have to enter the pin before using the finger print scanner after rebooting my other phone which is a Note 5 with Marshmallow. More security I guess a la iOS?
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    03-05-2016 09:24 PM
  22. popkurn611's Avatar
    Btw.: I don't know if they'll fix this in time for the final version, but even with 9.3 Beta 4, battery life seems way worse on my 6S Plus than on 9.2. Don't know why, but mine barely lasts a day anymore.
    You are 100% right, I noticed that as well...I am down to 20% at 8-9pm at night and never used to be. I have also had the issue were the phone just dies and the battery percentage shows 40%. Happened once, but I know that was an issue occurring with these models.
    03-07-2016 10:08 AM
  23. mikef91's Avatar
    So I've been an iPhone user (somewhat of a fanboy) for donkey years now. But after seeing what Sammy has done with the S7 Edge, they have really really impressed me to the point that I'm thinking of making it my primary for a month and see how that goes.

    Keeping in my mind that I'm totally baked into Apple's ecosystem (iCloud, iPhoto, iMessage, etc) and that my family/friends are all iOS users, I'm still willing to give the S7 Edge a shot.

    I do own the S6 and use it as my travel phone but for some reason it was not convincing enough for me to make it a primary.

    Another factor that I'm intrigued to switch to the S7 Edge is the screen size (currently using the 6S plus).

    Hope the users of this community can help me make this decision and stick with it for the long run.
    I just switched from an iPhone 6S. I too was an Apple geek since the 3GS. I have dabbled in the Android space from time to time but could never peel away from the Apple ecosystem. Everyone I know also has iPhones, but I can tell you that I do not regret one bit the switch to the S7 edge. The phone is incredible in every aspect and blows away any iPhone design. As for the ecosystem, I moved all of my photos to Google photos, and now use that as my back up. I also put all of my music on an SD card and put that in to the SD card slot in my Jeep Grand Cherokee, so I don't need to play my music through the phone. The only thing that sucks is not having iMessage, but I'll get over it. My advice is take the leap.
    03-07-2016 02:26 PM
  24. popkurn611's Avatar
    I just switched from an iPhone 6S. I too was an Apple geek since the 3GS. I have dabbled in the Android space from time to time but could never peel away from the Apple ecosystem. Everyone I know also has iPhones, but I can tell you that I do not regret one bit the switch to the S7 edge. The phone is incredible in every aspect and blows away any iPhone design. As for the ecosystem, I moved all of my photos to Google photos, and now use that as my back up. I also put all of my music on an SD card and put that in to the SD card slot in my Jeep Grand Cherokee, so I don't need to play my music through the phone. The only thing that sucks is not having iMessage, but I'll get over it. My advice is take the leap.
    I can't agree with you more...but really what is the advantage of imessage??? The only advantage to me is I have an ipad and a macbook so I can text on both of those if my phone isn't around. Other than that imessage on the iphone is the same as any text message except seeing the three dots that someone is typing!
    03-07-2016 04:01 PM
  25. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I can't agree with you more...but really what is the advantage of imessage??? The only advantage to me is I have an ipad and a macbook so I can text on both of those if my phone isn't around. Other than that imessage on the iphone is the same as any text message except seeing the three dots that someone is typing!
    Photos and videos are shared at much higher quality than over MMS.
    TechGod2014 and 78standards like this.
    03-07-2016 04:06 PM
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